2022 Stronger - P153 - From Good to Gold: Medical Emergency Response Process Improvement - On Demand
Froedtert Hospital’s resuscitation team has actively worked to improve patient outcomes and excellence in cardiac arrest response. We implemented a multifactorial approach to enhance our resuscitation team’s education and developed a separate, highly trained, consistent and reliable medical emergency response team. Primary focus areas for improvement included communication, consistent team roles and education, and an overall increase in quality. In addition, we implemented a weekly quality review process to provide continued feedback, allowing team members to recognize gaps in patient care delivery. As a result, we’ve adapted to our rapidly growing organization and improved our patient outcomes consistently since 2017.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Describe two interventions that improved consistency in medical emergency team responses to in-house cardiac arrest.
Identify two ways medical emergency events are reviewed to identify gaps in care and improvement opportunities.
Elizabeth White, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager for Medical ICU 7NT and Medical Emergency Response Services, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Erin Viesselmann, MSN, RN, CCRN, CFRN, Rapid Response Nurse, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Melissa Mark, BSN, RN, CCRN, Rapid Response Team Lead, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Kristina Voigtschild, BSN, RN, CCRN, Charge RN, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
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Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
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- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance